Check out some of Chile’s amazing liverworts, hornworts, and mosses, watch how the team collects these bryophytes, and get a brief overview of the team’s mission. This is the first installment in a series of video journals by botanist Laura Briscoe documenting The Field Museum’s 2013 bryophyte survey along remote islands in the Cape Horn Archipelago.

You'll be surprised to discover the critical role these tiny plants play in establishing healthy soil, water, and air, and you'll learn how Field Museum scientists are working to conserve their rare and fragile habitat.

Be sure to check out Video Journal #2: “Packing up in Punta Arenas” at vimeo.com/79827454.

Want to learn more about Field Museum scientific expeditions around the world? Please visit expeditions.fieldmuseum.org/

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